UL collaborates with JGI Group to set up a Fire Testing Laboratory in Bangalore

UL, a premier global safety science company, is partnering with JGI Group, India, to set up a new state-of-the-art fire testing laboratory.

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, August 12, 2016 /India PRwire/ -- UL, a premier global safety science company, is partnering with JGI Group, India, to set up a new state-of-the-art fire testing laboratory. This UL Jain Fire Laboratory (UL JFL) set up at JGI Global Campus will offer support to customers in India for testing various fire suppression products. The facility will also offer fire safety educational programs and support research and development activities.

Under the agreement, JGI Group will operate the facility and provide manpower, while UL will be the technical partner contributing to the know-how, training, equipment, leadership and 'Qualification/Recognition'. UL will further facilitate year-round training and certification programs, both web based and offline, along with workshops for industry, academia and government agencies.

Sharing his views on this unique venture, Suresh Sugavanam, Vice President and Managing Director, UL South Asia said, "What started off as a testing, certification and training collaboration with JGI Group has scaled new proportions, providing ample scope for us to expand our century-long expertise in fire safety to education, research and innovation. Joining hands with a reputed organization like the JGI Group which believes in building a healthy society by connecting people, ideas and resources, enables us to bring our safety mission to India and makes available our world class testing expertise to the students and community at large, in keeping with our commitment for a safer India. The set up at the JGI Global Campus has easy accessibility, excellent infrastructure and efficient resources".

More than 100 foam tests, sprinkler and spray nozzle tests and dry chemical powder tests have been conducted at the fire testing facility so far. Commenting on this milestone for the JGI Group, its founder chairman, Dr. Chenraj Roychand said, "This collaboration is an important accomplishment and we are honored to be the first organization in India to partner with UL to develop a world class fire testing facility which is expected to accelerate innovation in developing new fire suppression products and serve the industry."

Notes to Editor

About UL
UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years. Its nearly 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.UL.com

About JGI Group

JGI Group is an established education provider and entrepreneurship incubator in India. It successfully operates 85 educational institutions with 51,600 students and 6,450 employees engaged at the K-12, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, across 64 campuses pan India. The group is firmly committed to promote educational opportunities, advance academic excellence and foster innovation. Apart from being an education provider, it has created 50 innovative enterprises spanning 6 industries with more than 2000 employees. The group also holds strong values towards fulfilling its social responsibilities and carries out a host of annual activities aimed at community service through 'JGI Foundation' - the group's social responsibility engine. For more information on JGI Group, visit http://www.jgi.ac.in

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